… to the Colorado Springs area chapter of the National Audubon Society.

We’d like to invite you to our next meeting! We offer free programs of interest to nature fans of all ages. Everyone is welcome. You can also find current information about upcoming birding trips, and/or plan to attend another birding event. Check our other links for helpful information, recent sightings, more birding opportunities, and ways you can get involved as an Aiken volunteer and/or citizen scientist. Interested? Click to learn more about Aiken Audubon. Finally, don’t miss our current newsletter! We hope to see you soon.

News Flash! Tonight’s program on Raptor ID has been cancelled due to the snow.

Aiken News

  • There are still a few 2015 Birds of Colorado calendars available. This year’s theme is “Marshes, Rivers, and Lakes.” All the photos are by Aiken birders. This full color, ready-to-hang calendar makes a great gift, and you can give it year after year! All the proceeds go to support bird conservation and education through Aiken Audubon.
  • We’re adding new field trips all the time.
  • Our free programs continue Wednesday, January 21, with “Raptor ID,” presented by Debbie Barnes-Shankster. Hope to see you there!
  • Updates are constantly being added to our Conservation News page. Many require immediate action. More opportunities are found in the Citizen Science section. Don’t miss your opportunity to make a difference.
  • Aiken Audubon is seeking an Education Chair. This would be an opportunity to work with fellow board members and other volunteers to develop programs to be used in presentations at schools, scout groups, various club meetings, etc. Contact Aiken President, Christine Bucher at (719) 596-2916 for more information on this position or to volunteer.
  • Do you blog about birds? Tell us about your blog, then check out our ever-growing list of Aiken Audubon bird bloggers!

Look for the Aiken Audubon Society on Facebook. Wes, our Western Screech Owl mascot, will keep you updated with all the latest happenings, as well as photos and plenty of comments. See you there!

Birding News

  • National Audubon has released their new report on birds and climate change. You can see their conclusions on their website.
  • 10 Things You Can Do For Birds: Plant a garden. Be a citizen scientist. Join “Lights Out.” Your steps can make a difference. Learn more…
  • Did you know that National Audubon has a Raptor Map? This interactive map includes everything from raptor rehab facilities and Audubon nature centers to great places for hawk and eagle watching. Add your favorite raptor spot, share photos and leave tips for other birders. Learn more on our Local Birding page, or go directly to the map website.

Photos of the Moment

Have a photo you want to share? Send it to us at  AikenAudubon@gmail.com for possible inclusion here.

A Dark-eyed Junco with a white face has been seen in the Rockrimmon area of Colorado Springs. This appears to be a fascinating example of leucism.

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Photo by Tom Tudor